Mobile Device App Competition

Undergraduate student teams will create an APP for a mobile device. This APP must be deemed to be useful for an AIChE member.  Possible application areas include scientific, engineering, teaching and professional meeting organizers.  Teaching apps could include a game designed to teach chemical engineering concepts.  The APP that is developed must be able to run on a mobile device such as a smartphone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry etc.)  Student teams can consist of any discipline, but at least half of the team must be members of AIChE.

See Interview with 2013 Winner & Demo of App

Go to ChEnected

October 1, 2015
Award Administrator(s): 

There will be two prizes, with monetary awards given to the student team’s AIChE chapter:

  1. $500 from CACHE for the first place winner of the best mobile device APP
  2. $500 from a corporate sponsor for the best mobile device APP that has a major focus on aspects of safety. Intellectual Property of the APP remains with the students who developed the APP.

Intellectual Property of the APP remains with the students who developed the APP.

Previous Years Award Winners

  • Zachary Nwabudike, University of California, Riverside, 2013
  • Andrew W. Woolley, Thaddeus T. Tuck, and Michael R. Whitehead, Kansas State Univeristy, 2014
The competition at the AIChE annual meeting will consist of a poster competition where finalists will be selected to give a short presentation to a general audience at the conference in Salt Lake City, UT on November 9, 2015

Before submitting an application or making inquiries, make sure you read the complete document on this competition, covering its objectives, rules, judging criteria, and how the app and poster will be demonstrated at the conference.

AIChE/CACHE APP Complete Documentation

The AIChE/CACHE APP competition Committee consists of Jason Bara, Chau-Chyun Chen, Scott Fogler, Robert Hesketh, Jason Keith, Concetta LaMarca, Cory Jenson.

Questions about this competition can be directed to:

Robert P. Hesketh
Professor and Chair
Chemical Engineering
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ  08028-1701
Phone:  (856) 256-5313

Award Winners

Michael Whitehead
Kansas State University
Thaddeus Tuck
Kansas State University
Andrew Woolley
Kansas State University
Zachary Nwabudike
University of California, Riverside